San Jose Sharks vs Washington Capitals Prediction, 2/12/2023 NHL Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: San Jose Sharks vs Washington Capitals
Date: Sunday, February 12, 2023
Location: Capital One Arena in Washington, D.C.
TV: NBC Sports Washington
The San Jose Sharks (16-26-11) are on their way to Capital One Arena on Sunday where they will attempt to beat the Washington Capitals (27-20-6).
The San Jose Sharks were on the losing side of the ice with a 4-1 loss against the Panthers their last time out. The Sharks had a below average offensive performance in this defeat. In the game, they tallied a score on 1 of the 34 shots they put on net. In addition, they had 3 attempts on the power play but weren't able to make the most of them. San Jose accounted for 7 minutes in the box in this game.
San Jose Sharks opponents have tallied 154 power play opportunities (21st in the league) and have earned 27 goals in those attempts. The Sharks so far have had 1,665 shots taken against them and have a save percentage of .881. San Jose has tried 1,561 shots and is the owner of a shooting percentage of 10.3%. While at even strength, the Sharks let the opposition score 171 goals while getting 132 when they are on offense. San Jose steps onto the ice with 145 power play opportunities and they have tallied 29 goals out of those attempts, giving them a rate of 20.00%. For the year, the have a total of 43 points and their points % is .406. Regarding their scoring, the San Jose Sharks have tallied 161 goals (19th in the league) on the campaign and have given up 198.
Patrolling the crease for the game will be James Reimer. The opposition has scored 1,194 goals against Reimer in his pro career and his goals against average is 2.84. Reimer has taken the ice for 461 games over the course of his professional hockey career. His save percentage is at .912 in his 25,266 minutes in the crease. He has accumulated a win-loss record of 200-162-59 and got the start in 425 games. For his professional hockey career, Reimer has accounted for 222 quality starts and his rate for quality starts is .522. Reimer has had 13,522 shots against him and has accrued 12,328 total saves.
When they took the ice last, Washington faced the Blue Jackets in an outing where the Capitals ended up with the win by a final score of 4-3. They had 1 chance on the power play in this game but weren't able to put one in the back of the net. The Capitals had 4 goals of the 34 shots on goal they attempted.
The Capitals have 132 goals at even strength and 33 goals (19th in the NHL) while having a power play advantage. Washington has attempted 1,688 shots (10th in the NHL) and has accumulated a shooting percentage of 9.77%, while allowing their opponents 1,598 shots. On the year, the Washington Capitals have earned 165 goals, 60 points, and a points percentage of .566. They have allowed 150 goals to be scored by of a combination of 124 goals at even strength and 26 goals while they had less men on the ice. They have recorded 161 power play chances and they have a power play percentage of 20.50%. They have accumulated a penalty kill percentage of 81.43% on their oppositions 140 power play opportunities, and their save percentage is 90.6%.
On the other side of the ice you are expected to see Darcy Kuemper in goal. Kuemper is the owner of a lifetime mark of 158-109-40 and has participated in 333 contests. Kuemper's quality start percentage is 56.0% and he has earned 177 quality starts in his pro career. He has accrued 8,685 saves out of the 9,467 shots taken against him, which gives him a percentage of .917. Teams are averaging 2.50 goals per contest and he has yielded 782 goals overall. He has started in 316 games and has played 18,781 minutes.
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Tony's Pick: Take San Jose
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